Krishi Avam Paristhitiki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)

KRAPAVIS is a grass-roots organization concerned chiefly with the community-led revival of village forests, or orans, working in the arid of Thar Desert and semi - arid of Aravali hill bio-regions in Rajasthan. KRAPAVIS mission is clear: the betterment of ecology, agriculture and livestock practices, with a view to the sustainable livelihoods of rural pastoral communities in Rajasthan.

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands
Photo from Progress Report 'Orans protect watersheds and water sources in Dry Rajasthan' (view small | med | large | orig)

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands
Photo from Progress Report 'Orans protect watersheds and water sources in Dry Rajasthan' (view small | med | large | orig)

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands
Photo from Progress Report 'Tree Plantation on Orans; Sacred Community Land in Rajasthan' (view small | med | large | orig)

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands

Stop deforestation and restore grazing lands
Photo from Progress Report 'Orans' conservation' (view small | med | large | orig)

Craft Training, Alwar, Rajasthan

Craft Training, Alwar, Rajasthan
As part of our drive to ensure livelihood security for marginalized people, KRAPAVIS offers training courses in various traditional crafts. Here, women from Dehlawas village, Alwar District are receiving tuition in pottery from a local expert. The clay used is extracted without cost from orans, and vessels can later be sold for profit in nearby villages. (view small | med | large | orig)

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